Sunday, 1 May 2011

Emotional Rollercoaster

Sorry for my absence from blogging, but I have been blind sided by recent events.  Very sadly, our beloved little cat Morris was knocked over and killed just two days before my birthday.  I can't begin to tell you how sad I was, and still am.  He was only 15 months old and such a lovely little character, not a lap cat but loving and funny in his own little ways.  I miss him terribly.

Also, that same week, my Nanna was taken into hospital again, and unfortunately, she isn't doing too well.

So, with the recent events, my birthday this year was a little subdued to say the least, but as it was on Good Friday, the whole family was home, so we visited Bath for the day.  The sun was shining, we had lunch at Jamie Oliver's Italian and did have a lovely day despite everything.

Alex made me some Happy Birthday cupcakes which were delicious:

and Hayden bought me the lovely star cup cake stand!  Thanks you two, love you!

On Easter Sunday, we went to my Mum's and all my family came for a birthday/Easter/30th wedding anniversary celebration.  It was a lovely day, and Alex got some great family shots:

I struggled to make a 30th wedding anniversary card (pearl), but in the end went with pearlised papers and as many pearly bits and embellishments as I could manage(!):

I think they liked it, hope so anyway!

Hoping to muster up some crafting mojo again this week, as I urgently need to make a male 21st birthday card (groan) and Hayden's birthday card (another male card, groan)!

Carole x


  1. Oh Carole, I'm so so sorry about Morris - I'm shedding a few tears for him and sending you lots of hugs - you sound as though you really need them.
    Sparkles for your Nanna.
    Love the card. :)
    Hugs xx

  2. Hi Carole, so sorry to hear about poor Morris, I can still so clearly remember his fisrt pics, and what sweetie he was. Must be awful for you. And with your Nan ill on top of it all, not a happy time! Tale care of yourself, and hope you soon hit calmer waters! Hugs and sparkles, Valerie

  3. sending you more tops up sparkles carole and they will keep coming, for as long as you and your nan need them, hugs...

    sounds as if you had a nice birthday/Easter despite the events of the week, take care...xx

    maria xx

  4. Hi Carole

    You ahven't been showing up on my list of people who I follow so didn't catch up with this post until today. I am so so dreadfully sorry to hear about Morris Carole - cats and roads, the bane of my life.

    I'm glad you managed to have a lovely birthday and Easter weekend though to help take your mind off for a wee while.

    Gugs to you missus.


  5. Oh Carole, that's terrible about little Morris! I didn't realize he was so young, poor you! He sure was adorable. And that's sad news about your Nanna, too. Does she live nearby?

    I love the photos you posted of your b-day/Easter. So sorry I missed the post until today, but I'm sending you happy thoughts right now across the ocean, you should get them in about, oh, 30 seconds! Hugs, Roxy.

  6. I was so sorry to here about Morris carole that is one wonderful photo of you with those fab cupcakes